Report: United 2 Galatasaray 3


United XI: Onana; Dalot, Varane, Lindelof, Amrabat (Martial 89); Casemiro, Hannibal (Eriksen 45); Fernandes, Mount (Antony 84), Rashford (Garnacho 67); Hojlund. 

Unused substitutes: Bayindir, Vitek, Maguire, Evans, McTominay, Pellistri. 

Goals: Hojlund 17, 67.

Bookings: Casemiro, Dalot.

Sent off: Casemiro.

Galatasaray XI: Muslera; Boey, Sanchez, Bardacki, Angelino (Ndombele 84); Ayhan (Nelsson 84), Torreira (Oliveira 62); Tete (Yilmaz 62), Akturkoglu, Zaha (Mertens 72); Icardi.

Unused substitutes: Demirbay, Guvenc, Bakambu.

Goals: Zaha 23, Akturkoglu 71, Icardi 81.

Bookings: Torreira, Boey, Oliveira.

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Erik names team for Galatasaray game

Hannibal – who played well as a starter in the wins over Burnley and Palace, in the Carabao Cup – returns to the side in place of Facundo Pellistri, who is on the bench.

“One change we thought [to] bring that energy,” Erik said when explaining the switch and why Hannibal hadn’t featured on Saturday.
“But also Hannibal’s a very young player. He is not able to play three times in a week, he is not at that experience. So we want to keep him in that energy.”

It looks as though Sofyan Amrabat will continue as an auxiliary left-back, as United’s three first-choice left-backs are all still out injured, while Bruno Fernandes or Mason Mount look best-placed to start on the right of the attack.

Antony is back in the matchday squad, with the Brazilian named as a substitute, and former United winger Wilfried Zaha starts for the visitors.

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Evans reveals early chat with Ten Hag

Jonny recalled Ten Hag having a quick word after the clash with the Foxes last term and is indebted to the manager for bringing him back into the fold.

“I think back to when we played last season actually,” he revealed. “We played quite early on in the season, United won 1-0 at Leicester, and I think I had a good game that night.

“He gave me a little bit of a jokey comment of ‘do you fancy coming back?’ So I was like ‘yeah, yeah, of course, no problem’. And it’s funny how things work out. I just don’t think either of us thought that would’ve ever have been a possibility.

“But I suppose maybe he thought, with my experience, and my experience of the club before, and the relationship I had with everyone here, it wouldn’t be a problem for me at this stage of my career, coming in and settling in. I’m feeling part of it and being able to provide something.

“You know, I’m quite aware of my role and that is to provide cover for the other centre-backs and support the team in a different way to maybe what I’ve been used to, but I’ve just got to be ready when I can to basically try to help the team and help this club to push on.”

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Igniting the flame: Manchester United Youth Supporters’ Club

Whether the Reds should play in Rome or Mandalay, we want the chance to be there supporting the players in our beloved shirts. And we want to be represented within and recognised by the football club. 
The generations that came before us had the Stretford End, Scoreboard Paddock, United Road – sacred names that echoed with the elation and unity of lifelong friends who travelled the world, bound together by their love for Manchester United. Over the years, time has worn away at these treasured traditions, but as torchbearers of a new era, we envision something extraordinary again. We want to take these powerful legacies, infuse them with the present era, and make them our very own. To be the architects of a new chapter in Manchester United’s storied history, where we honour the past while crafting an effervescent future. 
So, welcome to the Manchester United Youth Supporters’ Club, where we seek to reignite the timeless flame of football fandom for the next generation.

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